Dear Florida Tech community,
Ten weeks into the fall semester and our end goal—a safe and productive conclusion to the academic term—is within sight.
We know of 14 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students this week—eight students isolating off-campus and six isolating on-campus. We continue exercising our safety protocols regarding contact tracing, sanitization, and related steps. We wish all a speedy recovery.
There are no new cases of COVID-19 reported among faculty and staff.
Our Student Life team believes our positive cases are originating from off-campus activities. Students are expressing concern about the lack of protocols in restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. While Florida Tech cannot control off-campus interactions, I can remind you that not following health and safety protocols when in the larger community can bring COVID-19 back to the university. Remember to wear your face coverings, sanitize your hands, and continue social distancing. Evaluate your surroundings, and if an off-campus activity seems risky, don’t do it. It’s not worth it.
I want us all to stay as healthy and safe as we can. Keep using the #CampusClear app daily to track your health.
Your personal judgment matters and makes all the difference. We’ll get through this, but we cannot let our guard down.
T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO
The Florida Tech Safe plan has been activated and we look forward to seeing you.
You—and your health—are vital to Florida Tech and fulfilling our mission.
Our comprehensive plan for a safe and successful Fall 2020 reopening.